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Today's News

  • NMHU’s Original Music Concert tonight at Ilfeld

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Music Technology Program presents an Original Music Concert at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday) in  Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    Students will showcase their original music in a wide variety of styles, including alternative, dubstep, hip-hop, rock, metal and more.  

    Department of Music professor Edward Harrington directs the Music Technology Program.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Nov. 22, 2013

    THUMBS UP! SHOEBOXES OF HOPE

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 22, 2013
  • Nuestra Historia: The Highlands revolution of 1970

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    For the Optic

    The decennium between 1965 and 1975, as already noted, was a time of great change in Las Vegas, and even our tale of two cities culminated with consolidation in 1970. In the same year, the ever-spinning wheels of change also overtook Highlands University, and we now begin the stirring tale of the titanic struggle that occurred at Highlands 43 years ago.

  • Dulcey Amargo - Country lost its innocence

    It was beyond belief! It happened 50 years ago, Nov. 22, 1963, but in my mind, the images are as vivid as though it happened just yesterday.

    It was lunch hour at Sacred Heart Cathedral High School, a closed campus parochial school in Gallup, and the whole student body was assembled in the gym/cafeteria. As was our mode, all females sat at the south end tables, while the males sat across the gym floor at their stations. Our teachers, mostly Franciscan nuns and priests, circulated as we unpacked our lunch or brought our cafeteria trays to the tables where we socialized.

  • Book chronicles HU era

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    Elizabeth Orem’s book, A Fine Frenzy — New Mexico Highlands University Artists and Teachers in the 1960s, chronicles the visual arts renaissance in this era and is available through the university’s Foundation.
    All proceeds from the sale of the book will be used for scholarships for Highlands art students, awarded through the Foundation.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Nov. 22, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Woman cites fear in shooting

    SANTA FE — The Memphis woman whose minivan was fired on by a New Mexico state police officer after a chaotic traffic stop says she was trying to keep her five children safe when she fled police, according to a written statement.

  • Mora County Notebook: Wagon Mound native celebrates birthday

    Zack Montoya, life- long resident of Wagon Mound, currently living in Albuquerque, celebrated his 100th birthday on this month. It was a grand birthday party with almost 200 family and close friends. Attendees came from as far as Hawaii, Tennessee, California, Colorado, Washington State and many communities of New Mexico.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 22, 2013

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Monday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School Rangerettes basketball vs. West Las Vegas, away, 7th & 8th
    Friday
    5 p.m. — Mora High School Rangerettes basketball vs. Tucumcari, away, junior varsity and varsity
    5 p.m. — Mora High School Rangers basketball vs. West LasVegas, home, junior varsity and varsity

    SENIOR LUNCH MENU

    The lunch menu for the Mora /Wagon Mound Senior Centers with coffee and milk served daily.

  • Palabras Pintorescas: Did a fruitcake collide with a satellite?

    My days spent way out in our mountains are never the same. One thing leads to another, and the story pops into my head. I discovered the so necessary candied fruits for fruitcakes are now for sale in our grocery stores. No, I don’t make fruitcakes any more, but I do enjoy eating same. Then I read in the newspaper that a Russian satellite is breaking apart and will soon drop on our good earth, in pieces, no less. Apparently it did no damage when it landed.